Rosetta Tharpe - Turning The Tables A gospel superstar whose electrifying guitar playing pointed the way toward rock and roll.

Brittany Howard, Questlove and Felicia Collins pay tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Ro hide caption

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, circa 1950. In 1951, she got married in a baseball stadium and performed a concert in front of thousands of fans. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Most Elaborate Wedding Ever Staged': Rosetta Tharpe At Griffith Stadium

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